Skip to comments.Pollwatch: Obama convention bounce continues to grow
Posted on 09/08/2012 2:44:00 PM PDT by Arthurio
President Obamas post-convention bounce continued to grow Saturday, as new polls showed him widening a lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Obamas lead over Romney among registered voters grew to 49%-45% in Gallups tracking poll. The 49% for Obama was his highest point in the survey since late April. It represented an increase of 1 point since Friday and a 5-point swing from Romneys 47%-46% lead in the Gallup survey just before the Republican convention began.
The poll combines small samples taken each night to present a seven-day average. Since three of the nights of the survey period preceded the Democratic convention, Obamas lead in the survey is likely to grow further.
Gallups measure of job approval also continued to improve for Obama, with 52% of adults surveyed saying they approved of his performance in office, compared with 42% disapproving. That survey uses a three-day average.
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Gallup accepting a deal they couldn’t refuse?
I’ll wait for Rasmussen.
Jimmy Carter was looking good as well.
I dont believe it, Gallop is in the tank for Obama(especially after being threatened by Axelfraud) this is all about making people feel so terrible that they think Obama has won that they wont bother voting. It worked in 2008, it wont work again
Wasn’t Gallup threatened by Axelrod, the Chicago thug hitler look-a-like?
A five point swing isn’t much of a bounce. If that’s all Obama can muster then I don’t think it bodes well for him.
Which helps to explain why, after 20 years, people in this country still continue to fall for those Nigerian email scams.
OTOH the “looters and moochers” might be getting worried.
After the 2008 conventions, McCain got a 6 point bounce. Barry only got a 4 point bounce. Look at how much the post-convention bounce helped McCain. LOL!
Well if it wasn’t true would we expect them not to report it? Guess they found the right mix of polled to get the desired results. I took a poll here and it’s 100% not for Obama. 4 to zip. I took another poll and found that none of the four were polled in the articles’ poll. Imagine that.
Gallup was threatened with a lawsuit on some long-forgotten issue by General Eric Holder if their numbers didn’t start looking good for Barry toot sweet. You can ignore anything they say from now on and study other polls.
This was put out WAY too soon. Sure, the numbers are tumbling all over the place, but in a week it will sort out.
The internal polling numbers for the White Hut STILL don’t look all that encouraging for the Current Regime. Not even George Soros’ money can completely close the gap.
And isn’t there a SECOND person who stands to gain from a “post convention” bump in the numbers? There hasn’t even been an accurate reading on how Clint Eastwood did in terms of favorability after his “chairside” chat with an imaginary Obama.
Lies, damned lies, statistics, and Gallup polls!
When Gallup wants a pro-Obama poll they stop polling likely voters and just poll adults. That’s what this is.
That’s ludicrous. Even if the poll margins were true and everyone with a functioning brain knows they aren’t, it’s no longer a growing convention bounce. If so, when does that effect end? Tomorrow? Monday? November 6th?
tout suite not toot sweet
You can believe nothing propagated by the main lining media and their fences...
It is a 7 day poll. As more good Romney days drop off the sample, Obummer’s spike could grow. On the other hand, the unemployment numbers could impact it in the other direction.
The Democrats ran a convention designed to excite their base of rabid leftist supporters, who had been demoralized. Not much in the way of red meat came out of the GOP convention.
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